Sorry, question should read, who did Bolton play in he first FA Cup Final at Wembley??

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Crowds define the edges of the pitch and watch from the roof.The FA Cup Final of 1923, known as The White Horse Final was the first football match (or sporting event of any kind) to be played at the new Wembley Stadium (or Empire Stadium as it was known then) in London. The White Horse Final is perhaps the most famous final of all time.

    The game featured West Ham United and Bolton Wanderers, and such was the eagerness of fans and casual observers to attend the final at the new national stadium that vast numbers of people crammed into the stadium, far exceeding its official 127,000 capacity. The crowds overflowed onto the pitch as there was no room on the terraces. Estimates of the number of fans in attendance range from 150,000 [1] to well over 200,000. [2] It is estimated that another 45,000 were locked outside the gates. The FA were forced to refund 10% of the total gate money to fans unale to reach their seats.

    It fell to mounted policemen, among them P.C. George Scorey on his giant horse Billie, to try and clear the crowds from the pitch. P.C. Storey had not actually been on duty that day but answered a call for emergency assistance as the throng in the stadium grew. Eventually the police were able to maneuver the crowds to just beyond the touchline, and the game went ahead approximately 45 minutes late with fans standing around the perimeter of the pitch. At one point West Ham defender Jack Tressdern became entangled in the crowd after taking a throw-in and was unable to return to the pitch in time to prevent Bolton's David Jack shooting for goal. Jack's shot hit a spectator who was standing pressed against the goal net, and knocked him unconscious. Bolton eventually won the match 2-0 to claim the Cup.

    Billie the horse was actually grey but appeared white in the primitive black and white newsreel footage of the era. Although a number of other horses were also involved, the "white" horse became legendary as the most visibile in the news footage. In 2005, a survey revealed that a new footbridge near the rebuilt Wembley Stadium will be named the White Horse Bridge in honour of Billie the White Horse.

    Teams

    BOLTON WANDERERS 2 (1)

    Jack 2, Jack Smith 53

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    GK Dick Pym

    Bob Haworth

    Alex Finney

    Harry Nuttall

    Jimmy Seddon

    Billy Jennings

    Billy Butler

    David Jack 2'

    Jack Smith 53'

    Joe Smith

    Ted Vizard

    Coach:

    Charles Foweraker

    WEST HAM UNITED 0 (0)

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    GK Ted Hufton

    Billy Henderson

    Jack Young

    Syd Bishop

    George Kay

    Jack Tressdern

    Dick Richards

    Bill Brown

    Vic Watson

    Billy Moore

    Jimmy Ruffell

    Coach:

    Syd King

    Statistics

    Competition: FA Cup (Final)

    Date: Saturday April 28, 1923

    Venue: Wembley Stadium, London

    Attendance: 126,047 (unofficial 240,000)

    Referee: D. H. Asson (West Bromwich)

    Shirts were not numbered

    Road to Wembley

    Bolton Wanderers

    Round 1 Norwich City 0 - 2 Bolton Wanderers (J Smith,JR Smith)

    Round 2 Bolton Wanderers 3 - 1 Leeds United (Jack 2,J Smith)

    Round 3 Huddersfield Town 1 - 1 Bolton Wanderers (Jack)

    Replay Bolton Wanderers 1 - 0 Huddersfield Town (Jack)

    Round 4 Charlton Athletic 0 - 1 Bolton Wanderers (Jack)

    Semi-Final Bolton Wanderers 1 - 0 Sheffield United (Jack) (Played at Old Trafford)

    [edit] West Ham United

    Round 1 Hull City 2 - 3 West Ham United (Watson 2,Moore)

    Round 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 - 1 West Ham United (Watson)

    Replay West Ham United 1 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion (Moore)

    Round 3 West Ham United 2 - 0 Plymouth Argyle (Moore, Richards)

    Round 4 Southampton 1 - 1 West Ham United (Watson)

    Replay West Ham United 1 - 1 Southampton (aet) (Watson)

    2nd Replay West Ham United 1 - 0 Southampton (Brown) (Played at Villa Park)

    Semi-Final West Ham United 5 - 2 Derby County (Brown 2,Moore 2,Ruffell) (Played at Stamford Bridge)

    So if you read that through they beat West Ham 2 -0

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  • "the White Horse" final in 1923 where Bolton Wanderers & West Ham United contested the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium in London. an estimated 200,000 spectators watched the first ever FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium as the Trotters won 2-0.

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  • 1 decade ago

    "the White Horse" final in 1923 where Bolton Wanderers & West Ham United contested the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium in London. an estimated 200,000 spectators watched the first ever FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium as the Trotters won 2-0.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It was West Ham United, who were cheated out of the cup by a Bolton supporter keepng the ball in play when it should have gone off for a throw-in

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  • 1 decade ago

    28th april 1923 West ham ...bolton won 2-0 jack, and j.r. smith got the goals

    The stadium had been completed in 300 working days at a cost of £750,000

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    West Ham

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  • 1 decade ago

    It was west ham and bolton won 2.0....attended by 126.947 people!

    Hope this gets me the 10 points

    Happy to have helped you.

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  • Claire
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    4 years ago

    Yeah I get you, now "going it to Wembley" means more like making it to the semis, I wish the Millennium was used for the SFs & Wembley for the final. OQ : Arsenal because its the only chance of silverware.

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  • 1 decade ago

    west ham united

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